J.C. Trotter Memorial Park — 16th June 2024
Millmerran Camp — 28th June 2024
Kumbartcho Sanctuary — 2nd July 2024
Our activities include conservation and research-oriented projects, educational activities, and activities which provide opportunities to meet with other people interested in birds and birding and to share experiences.
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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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Bird identification can be difficult, even for experienced birders, and many discussions occur during group walks and camps on this subject.
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We produce a range of brochures and other information on birds in Queensland, and on all aspects of birding in Queensland.
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“Of those bird species known to have been present or to have visited regularly in Australia when Europeans settled in 1788, 1.9% are Extinct and a further 11.5 % are considered Threatened. Some 6.0 % are Near Threatened.”
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Organizations like Birds Queensland assist with scientific research projects by raising money each year and allocating it as grants.
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Birds Queensland is a non-profit organisation that finances its own activities. Our logo is the brightly coloured and beautiful Sunbird which is normally found only between Normanton and Bundaberg.
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Access files, videos and the hardcopy library catalogue
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Welcome to the Birds Queensland member’s area. These pages contain information that will only be available to BQ members.
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The Sunbird

Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) © Ian and Jill Brown

Journal of the Queensland Ornithological Society Inc (Birds Queensland)

The Sunbird is the peer-reviewed journal published by the Queensland Ornithological Society Incorporated (Birds Queensland), devoted to disseminating knowledge about the birds of Queensland. Since it began in 1970, The Sunbird has published over 700 articles in 152 issues. Its scope covers all aspects of ornithology, including the distribution, abundance, morphology, behaviour and ecology of birds.

The last hard copy issue was printed in 2016.

From 2019 all issues of The Sunbird  were made available online for viewing or download free of charge, both to  members of Birds Queensland and to non-members.

The more recently published articles are detailed here

 

For further information on submitting articles, please see:

So, why not join us?

  • Monthly newsletter
    Members receive a monthly newsletter except in January.
  • Library
    Access to over 700 electronic files, videos and hardcopy books and magazines.
  • Outings and activities
    The society holds regular monthly camps and walks for members and guests, as well as monthly meetings.
Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja